irish cream chocolate chip cookies

Let’s step up our cookie game with Irish cream chocolate chip cookies! Pillowy soft with an almost melt-in-your-mouth texture, these are no average cookie. By swapping some of the butter with softened cream cheese and adding a touch of cornstarch, these cookies bake up thick and puffy (so much so that I like to flatten the mounds of dough substantially before baking for greater uniformity).

Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

With a slight tang from the cream cheese, sweet notes of Irish cream, and plenty of rich chocolate, these are my new favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp Irish Cream
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until smooth; add sugars and beat until creamy. Beat in egg, then add Irish Cream and mix in until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips, cover dough, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; spray the back of a measuring cup with nonstick spray and press to flatten mounds of dough slightly. Top with remaining chocolate chips, pressing to adhere.
  3. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for about 11 minutes, until tops and edges are set. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  • Calories: 150
  • Carbohydrates: 21

Keywords: Irish Cream, Chocolate, St. Patrick's Day

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  1. The texture of these sounds incredible! I’m always game to test a new chocolate chip cookie and these Irish Cream spiked gems are perfect!!!

  2. I made these cookies because our weekend tradition is coffee with baileys Irish cream in it. These cookies are a very different texture than what I’m used to. But they are so good! Very fluffy. It’s important to note that until you add the flour, my dough was quite liquid-y. Overall a very yummy cookie and I will be making again. I recommend eating them with Irish cream coffee!

    1. Thanks Michelle, so glad you liked them. And yes, I agree that a side of Irish cream coffee is a must! 🙂